Abi Olajuwon's biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro American basketball player
Is Athlete
Basketball player
Sports coach
Basketball coach
From United States of America
Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth

6 July 1988, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Age 32 years
Star sign Cancer
Family
Father: Hakeem Olajuwon
Relatives: Taju OlajuwonAfis Olajuwon
Stats
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 107 kg
Education
Marlborough School
Sports Teams
Chicago Sky

Alon Abisola Arisicate Ajoke Olajuwon, better known as Abi Olajuwon (born July 6, 1988) is a Nigerian-American basketball coach and former player.

Olajuwon is the daughter of former NBA center Hakeem Olajuwon. Her name, Abisola Olajuwon, means “born into wealth and the wealth is greater than them”.

Playing career

High school and college

Born in Houston, Texas, Olajuwon played varsity basketball for her Californian high school. Marlborough School, and helped her team win three consecutive Southern Section titles. Olajuwon was a 2006 McDonald’s All-American, and was one of the most prized recruits of the 2006 graduating high school class. She played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma, and ESPN basketball analyst Nancy Lieberman stated before the 2006–07 season that the addition of Olajuwon would help propel the Sooners into contention for the NCAA championship.

In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and electronic media at Oklahoma University.

Oklahoma statistics

Source

GP Games played GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Bold Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006-07 Oklahoma 17 37 48.4% 0.0% 58.3% 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 2.2
2007-08 Oklahoma 19 36 40.0% 0.0% 88.9% 3.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.9
2008-09 Oklahoma 27 37 31.7% 0.0% 55.0% 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 1.4
2009-10 Oklahoma 38 401 50.6% 0.0% 61.7% 7.3 0.5 0.5 0.9 10.6
Career 101 511 47.8% 0.0% 62.1% 4.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 5.1

Professional

Olajuwon was drafted 28th overall (3rd round) by the Chicago Sky in the 2010 WNBA draft. However, she was waived during the season. After being waived, she signed with Hungarian SEAT-Lami-Véd Győr, and later played for CSM Satu Mare (Romania).

In 2011 Olajuwon returned to the WNBA and was signed by the Tulsa Shock and played there during the 2011 season.

During the offseason she played for Hapoel Rishon LeZion (Israel), ŽKK Novi Zagreb (Croatia), BC Castors Braine (Belgium). Olajuwon was waived by Tulsa Shock before the 2012 season. After being waived she played for Esportivo Ourinhos (Brazil), and Heilongjiang Chenneng (China).

Olajuwon finished her career playing for Spanish club Caja Rural Zamarat.

Coaching career

In May 2014, Olajuwon became an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at California State University, Fullerton.

On May 20, 2016, Olajuwon was hired as an assistant coach for the women’s Eastern Michigan Eagles.